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A-History Review

6th grade History Review Ch. 1-8

Who were the patriots? people who wanted America to be free from Britain's rule
Which American patriot is famous for the saying "I have not yet begun to fight"? John Paul Jones
Who was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence? John Hancock
What was the first written agreement of self-government in America called? Mayflower Compact
Which patriot said, "The British are coming!"? Paul Revere
Who said, "Give me liberty or give me death"? Patrick Henry
Who was the first modern explorer to reach the mainland of North America? John Cabot
Who said, "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country"? Nathan Hale
Which plan for government does the United States still follow today? Constitution
What were the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation? could not collect taxes and had no power to settle arguments
Who was said to have done the most work at the Constitutional Convention? James Madison
Name the person believed to have been the first to have stitched the first American flag. Betsy Ross
Name the two houses of Congress. Senate and House of Representatives
What is the name of the act that passed in 1647 establishing the first public schools in America? Ole' Deluder Satan Act
The agreement signed by England which gave the colonies their freedom... Treaty of Paris
Place where George Washington and his men spent a very hard winter battling hunger and the cold temperatures Valley Forge
Who was the first modern explorer to discover the New World? Christopher Columbus
Who was the Shoshone indian who guided Lewis and Clark on their expedition? Sacagawea
Where did Cornwallis surrender to Washington? Yorktown
What is the highest peak in Canada? Mt. Logan
What is the largest freshwater lake in the world? Lake Superior
What is the world's largest inland seaway? St. Lawrence Seaway
Where is the highest waterfall in North America? Yosemite Falls
What is the most prominent landform in eastern North America? Appalachian Mountains
What is the largest river in the United States? Mississippi River
What is the deepest lake in the United States? Crater Lake
What are the three branches of the United States government? Executive,Judicial,Legislative
Which branch of the U.S. government enforces laws? Executive
Which branch of the U.S. government interprets the laws? Judicial
Which branch of the U.S. government makes the laws? Legislative
What are the two official languages of Canada? French and English
Which indian tribe is known as the "southerners"? Shawnee
Who were the Separatists? people who wanted to separate from the Church of England
Which Indians were known for burial mounds? Hopewell
Which Indians were famous for weaving rugs? Navajo
Which animal was the most important to the plains indians? bison
Which Indians lived in longhouses? Iroquois
What Indian tribe is the largest tribe in the U.S. today? Cherokee
Who translated parts of Scripture into the Mohawk language? Joseph Brant
Who were the Moravians? a missionary group led by Count von Zinzendorf
Which Indians helped the Pilgrims and were present for the first Thanksgiving? Wampanoag
The Quakers were also known as the.. Society of Friends
Which Indians kept pictorial records? Delaware
Created by: Mrs. Walker